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Kait James (Wadawurrung), Barbie

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Acrylic yarn, black barbie, printed paper, wooden dowel and toilet roll, 2023


In her practice James asks questions relating to self, perception, and the collective lack of knowledge of Indigenous culture and community, exploring her identity as a woman with Indigenous and Anglo heritage. James's work challenges Indigenous culture stereotypes while creating works that are potent and politically charged, James endeavours to navigate injustices with optimism and humour, ultimately speaking of hope, resilience, and self-determination.


Artist Bio:

Kait James is a Wadawurrung artist living and working in Melbourne. James completed a Bachelor of Media Arts and Photography at RMIT University in 2001 but only returned to her art practice in 2018 through her love of culture. Since then, she has held solo exhibitions at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Art Gallery of Ballarat and Neon Parc. Her work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Geelong Gallery, Koorie Heritage Trust, Epworth Hospital Collection, Monash University Museum of Art, Murdoch University, Perth and Artbank.